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Courtwatchers

Eyewitness Accounts in Supreme Court History
Cushman, Clare (Book - 2011 )
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"In the first Supreme Court history told primarily through eyewitness accounts from Court insiders, Clare Cushman provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at the people, practices, and traditions that have shaped an American institution for more than two hundred years. This entertaining and enlightening tour of the Supreme Court's colorful personalities and inner workings will be of interest to all readers of American political and legal history"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Cushman, Clare
Title: Courtwatchers
eyewitness accounts in Supreme Court history
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2011
Characteristics: xiv, 312 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Clare Cushman
Notes: "Published in association with the Supreme Court Historical Society."
Contents: Sink or swim: the first decade
John Marshall takes charge: establishing power
Justice by Shay, stagecoach, steamboat, train: riding circuit
Wives, children
husbands: supporting roles
Yes, Mr. President: appointment and confirmation
Learning the ropes: a rookie arrives
Inside the courtroom: views of the bench
Silver tongues and quill pens: oral argument
Nine justices, one bench: building consensus
(Not so) good behavior: discord and feuds
A peek inside chambers: clerk stories
"Welcome to the chain gang": managing the workload
Timing it right: stepping down
Summary: "In the first Supreme Court history told primarily through eyewitness accounts from Court insiders, Clare Cushman provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at the people, practices, and traditions that have shaped an American institution for more than two hundred years. This entertaining and enlightening tour of the Supreme Court's colorful personalities and inner workings will be of interest to all readers of American political and legal history"-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Supreme Court Historical Society
ISBN: 1442212454
9781442212459
1442212470
9781442212473
Branch Call Number: 347.732609 C986 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-300) and index
Subject Headings: Clerks of court United States History Judicial process United States History Judges United States History United States. Supreme Court Officials and employees Selection and appointment History United States. Supreme Court History
Topical Term: Clerks of court
Judicial process
Judges
LCCN: 2011019794
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In the first Supreme Court history told primarily through eyewitness accounts from Court insiders, Clare Cushman provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at the people, practices, and traditions that have shaped an American institution for more than two hundred years.

In the first Supreme Court history told primarily through eyewitness accounts from Court insiders, Clare Cushman provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at the people, practices, and traditions that have shaped an American institution for more than two hundred years. (grades 10 - adult)

"In the first Supreme Court history told primarily through eyewitness accounts from Court insiders, Clare Cushman provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at the people, practices, and traditions that have shaped an American institution for more than two hundred years." (Publisher)


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